Real Estate

49 Hobart Ave, Summit NJ: $1,795,000

Posted May 31, 2018 By Lois Schneider Realtor

Listing Stats

Listed by Lois Schneider Realtor: 49 Hobart Avenue is a rare example of the Italian Villa style, dating from the Civil War period.The square tower is the most readily identifiable element of the style. Among other typical features are a shallow-pitched roof and decorative window heads and porches. Round arches punctuate the frieze band, and banks of three windows are found in the tower.

The opulence and architectural freedom of style that so beautifully enriched the Victorian era has been dramatically captured in this sophisticated Summit home. Created just at the end of the romantic Italianate era, it is on the cusp, architecturally, offering lovely details from two distinctive periods that are perhaps more vivid now than at their mid-19th century the house has been refurbished and updated, from its infrastructure out, to create an incredibly unique home. An aura of gracious living is immediately evident the moment one passes through the double door entry, where a center hall beckons with a winding mahogany banister and sweeping staircase that make a grand entrance to the floors above.

Expansive 11’ foot ceilings on the first floor, seven carved fireplaces in black, white or gray marble, rich marquetry floors, and magnificent ceilings punctuated with plaster medallions are among the incredible details that create a home which was meant to be seen and enjoyed.

On the first floor, the grand living Room is accentuated by a white marble fireplace and 10’ Baroque gilt cabinets. The spacious formal Dining Room has a bay window alcove, gilt trimmed molding, and a black marble fireplace. The front Library/Family Room boasts a gray marble gas fireplace, bay window and built-in floor to ceiling bookcases. The Kitchen is anchored at the rear of the house, with a center island for casual dining, a gas-burning pot belly stove, and access to the back deck. 

The ambiance continues upstairs, with four bedrooms on the second floor, including a large master suite with three closets, and a Master Bath with gray marble gas fireplace and oversized frameless glass shower. A wrought iron spiral staircase is one of two stairways leading to the extensive third floor which boasts two large bedrooms with walk-in closets, a full bath with marble tile, double sinks, custom vanity and shower. The tower room, with its high ceilings and windows can be another bedroom or a playroom. 

The full Lower Level is partially above ground, with a walkout, and contains a full bedroom and bath/laundry; large Rec Room with five windows, and a stone and brick walled Wine Cellar with wall mounted air conditioning unit.

The large .61 acre property is private and secluded, with a gazebo and stone patio. This sophisticated, elegantly warm home is found just beyond a surrounding stone wall, within walking distance of downtown and transportation, in the very heart of Summit, New Jersey.

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